Leeds City Council

Published : 19/10/2012 00:00

Leeds Art Gallery shortlisted for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Awards 2012

​Leeds Art Gallery in association with the Henry Moore Institute and artist Alice Channer have been shortlisted for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Awards 2012.

The aim of the Annual Award is to support museums to commission new work that, once completed, will remain within the museum’s permanent collection.

About the artist

Over the last two years critical regard for the work of Alice Channer has grown considerably. With inclusion in the Glasgow International (2010, at Glasgow School of Art), a well-received project at Raven Row, London, acquisition by Tate, and earlier this year, a major solo show at South London Gallery (March 2012) she has confirmed her position as a serious artist.

Alice Channer's work is currently on display at Leeds Art Gallery as part of the Drawing : Sculpture exhibition.

Alice Channer was born in 1977 in Oxford and currently lives and works in London. She studied at the Royal College of Art, London in 2006-2008 and Goldsmiths College, London in 2003-2006. She is represented by The Approach
www.theapproach.co.uk.

Channer’s work has yet to be acquired by any regional public collection so to commission her to make work for the UK’s most comprehensive regional collection of modern sculpture, would make her an ideal candidate for the Annual Award for Museums 2012 and contribute to the contemporary art collection at Leeds Art Gallery.

More information about the awards is available from the Contemporary Art Society's website www.contemporaryartsociety.org.

This image was captured at Leeds Art Gallery by photographer Jerry Hardman-Jones.